Permanent Diaconate - The word Diaconate derives from the Greek word diákonos (διάκονος) which means servant. After a four-year formation program, the individual is ordained a permanent deacon by the Archbishop and becomes clergy for the Archdiocese. The primary role of a Deacon is to be a man of charity especially in serving the poor.
Priest - The priest is a presbyter/elder. A priest may live in a monastery/monastic community or belong to a diocese or religious community. Priests are teachers, preachers, celebrants of sacraments, counsellors and shepherds.
If you are interested in knowing more about vocations to the priesthood, contact Fr. Kevin.